Trio charged with child exploitation

Published 6:58 pm Wednesday, December 27, 2023

During an undercover online investigation targeting child exploitation, three individuals were charged with exploiting and requesting sexual performances from someone they believed was a juvenile female residing in Boyle County, according to the Boyle County Sheriff’s Office.

Arrested and charged were Wyatt Hines, 20, of Lexington; Brian Roberts, 27, of Lexington; Clayton Fields, 24, of Lawrenceburg.

All three individuals were charged with Promoting/Procuring a Minor to Sexual Performances by Electronic Means, which is a Class D Felony. Hines and Roberts were also charged with Distribution of Obscene Matter to Minors, which is a Class A Misdemeanor.

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The Lexington Police Department, Lawrenceburg Police Department and Anderson County Sheriffs Office assisted with these investigations.